Turtleneck Oversized Sweater [new, $20], Stuart Weitzman OTK Boots [secondhand, $200], YSL clutch [new, $20] Kate Spade Oversized Studs [new, $9]
Outfit Total: $249
Happy almost Christmas! The next 5 days are sure to be filled with fun and joy, so enjoy the time with a quick and easy holiday party look!
This oversized sweater is an H&M black Friday find, which was 1/2 off at under $20 + free shipping! *always a selling point for me* It is SO cozy and soft, plus incredibly versatile. I've worn this sweater with leggings and flats to work, and then ditched the pants for night! ;)
It's a great look for a party because it is totally easy and fuss free, plus you can eat to your hearts content without looking like you're preggers. When going with an oversized sweater, I would definitely recommend high boots to off-set the short length of the sweater. I am 5'8", and without these OTK boots I looked like I was definitely missing an article of clothing. But I love the sexy peak of thigh between the boots and the sweater, while still remaining 99% covered and warm (if you happen to live in a part of the country or world that goes under 60 degrees).
I am definitely NOT a beauty guru, so I am all about a hairstyle that is easy and achievable but still glam (if ONLY I had a dollar for every YouTube video I watched that has gone so terribly wrong...I wouldn't need to shop sales)
I've been all about leaving hair out around my face when wearing an up-do. I think the look is more put together and elegant, and less like I'm hitting the gym up after. I used a clear elastic tie for the high half, which I think is very important for a seamless look. They are super cheap at Target or drugstores, and I just find them far less distracting than a big black hair tie.
I'm usually a pretty low maintenance chick when it comes to make-up (refer to previous comment about ZERO beauty skills) and typically stick to my tinted moisturizer, brow gel, blush, and mascara. I add a tinted chapstick when I'm feeling flirty. xD
But hey, it is the holiday season! For this look I added liquid liner to my lids and a nice, sheer gold eye shadow. The color is actually from an Urban Decay palette I picked up earlier this year for under $20 at Nordstrom Rack. I always love to go through their small beauty bins and stands because sometimes they do get in some really good brands and products.
To offset the gold eye shadow, I went with a darker hue of lipstick (HA like I know what I am talking about). This lipstick is actually a sample of Bobbi Brown that I got from The Cosmetics Company Store. This is essentially an outlet store for the Estee Lauder company and all of their sub-brands, i.e. Mac, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, and a variety of perfumes. It's not a place to come for specifics as items and shades vary, but they have a large number of products at super discounted products. They also have a special where you pick a make up bag and 6 very decent samples from a large selection for only $10! That is where I got this lipstick AND a number of cute little stocking stuffer gifts!
Thanks so much for reading! Let me know what you think of this look in the comments below!
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